AIN: Shipper showed up in the Carla Gaines barn with Gomez taking the mount in the 6½ furlong downhill maiden turf race. He raced off the rail and then angled over nearing the dirt, but shifted back out for clear sailing in upper stretch. Made an eye catching quick move to just mow them down while under a hand ride by Gomez. This guy has some talent and Gaines will place him in a good spot for a repeat win. $$$$$
WORKING AT NIGHT: In her first try on dirt and going down the hill, she ran a gutsy race just missing the place money by a neck. Was a clear second and could go wire-to-wire next time around if able to clear early.
SATIN BOUQUET: Was in the same race as Working At Night. She was bumped hard at the start but settled back in the early going. Made a big five wide run and was going good down the lane but had too much ground to make up. Satin will be a good exotic play next time out and the price will be a good one.
MUTUALLY BENEFIT: Was exiting our HTW list and just had a horrible trip in the flat mile on the grass. She looked ready to make a winning run but became blocked on the inside, losing at least three lengths and position. Finally found a hole and surged late to get up for the show dough. Let’s keep her on our list as she is sitting on the win.
ALL THE LOVE: Was last seen running up the track at Del Mar last August. She ran huge in this 25k claimer but had no shot at running down the lone speed. Was almost three lengths clear of the third place finisher and will be very tough next time out.
MR. COMMONS: Was a single on our www.gamingtoday.com website and won by more than five lengths in his first try on the grass, paying $14.60. He looks to have a nice future racing on the green and we will follow him up the ladder. $$$
WAR ELEMENT: First time starter is bred to love the grass. Was going a flat mile on the grass in this straight maiden race but hesitated at the start. Was far back and in another galaxy at the top of the stretch when unleashing a desperate run. Came flying wide down the middle of the traffic finishing a clear fourth in this 10-horse field. Dig deep and go to the window next time you see this guy going long on grass. $$$$$
BURJ DUBAI: Another shipper that landed in the Carla Gaines barn. Did the same with this one as she did with Ain, sending him down the hill. This time it was Nakatani in the irons. Did have a head in front at the eighth pole and ran game but lost a real ding dong four horse photo. No mistakes next time around.
DOUBLEDOWN ON TEN: John Sadler first time starter was really in tough facing two well regarded colts, Da Ruler and Albergatti who battled it out tooth and nail from the bell finishing 1-2. Doubledown ran his race finishing third some seven lengths clear of the rest. Could turn out to be a real good one.
COO CACHOO: Just went wire-to-wire in a very easy win going a flat mile on the dirt. Picked up for 20k by Julio Canani, who doesn’t claim many. Canani may be sending this guy in a grass race next time out. We will be on him.
CRAZY KIMBER: First time starter for top trainer Steven Miyadi; ran huge in defeat while rallying up the rail late just missing the show. Miyadi maidens do much better in their second start, and this girl may be a good single in the picks next time out. $$$
WIN TO WIN: In last race was best part of an entry. Loaded in the wrong stall and then the gate malfunctioned, opening half a second late. Lost at least six lengths and any chance of winning. The Stewards ruled since the other part of the entry who finished next to last had no problems we get to lose our money. I say suspend the gate crew and the stewards.